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GRI Advisory Committee

Elwyn Llyod Jones – Special Advisor on Energy and Infrastructure Development

Elwyn is an Electrical Engineer with a master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (where he also taught), and a bachelor’s from the University of Cape Town. He is an honorary life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. With over 25 years’ experience as an independent Contractor/Consultant he is helping organizations (in both the Private and Public sectors) with implementing Enterprise Information Systems, to meet their organizational change objectives. (Usually in the Energy, Telecommunications, and Healthcare domains, with several clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.) – More recently he is shifting his focus towards charities, fundraising, and campaigning. Full profile

Syson Siima – Special Advisor on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

She is a dynamic civil engineer, holds a master’s degree in International Water and Sanitation Management from the Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda. Syson is currently serving as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) consultant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva. She has previously worked at Engineering Ministries International where she was involved in several water, wastewater and stormwater design projects in Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full profile

Chloe Parpaleix– Special Advisor on Resource Acquisition and Donor Compliance (Francophone Portfolio)

French national, holds a master’s degree in International Relations, Francophonie, and Diplomacy and a bachelor’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Lyon III, France. She previously worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Geneva, Switzerland and with the NGO, Volunteers Initiative Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal. Full profile

Natasha Barigye – Special Adviser on Access to Justice

Ugandan national, holds an LLM in International Criminal Justice & Armed Conflict from the University of Nottingham University, a Diploma in Legal Practice & Development, and a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from Uganda Christian University Mukono. Natasha has previously worked on the Domonic Ongwen Prosecution Team at the International Criminal Court. She is currently working as a consultant in The Hague. Full profile

Karina Alves Pina – Special Advisor Psychosocial Support Programs

Brazilian national, licensed Clinical Psychologist, with specialty in Archetypal Psychology from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). She holds a master´s degree in International Humanitarian Action from the University College Dublin and in Disaster Analysis and Preparedness from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Karina is currently a Regional Staff Counsellor for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) covering East and North-East Africa. She previously worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), the private sector and as a psychologist in public schools, government agencies and hospitals in Brazil. In 2020, she co-founded the NGO Planetary Collaboration in Geneva, Switzerland. Full profile